Student Organizations and Clubs
*Financially supported by Student Activity Fees
The Office of Student Life supports the sanctioned student organizations and clubs on campus through policies and procedures oversight.
Sanctioned Organizations, Clubs, and Programs
Society (AWS) Holston Valley Student Chapter – Northeast State’s
student section of the American Welding Society promotes the
application and research of welding/metal fabrication among students.
Educational development, sound practices, and career opportunities are
emphasized. Nichole Manz-Young (TEC225, 423.354.5253) is the
Debate Society – The purpose of the Argumentation and Debate Society
is to provide students with an opportunity to participate in competitive
forensic tournaments. The society also provides learners with a forum for free
expression and offers opportunities for students to voice their opinions on
current events and matters of interest to the academic community. Dr. Rick Merritt (H215,
423.279.3691), Dr. Ruth
Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657), and Ellen
Church (H212, 423-354-2556) serve as the advisors.
The Art Club –
The Art Club is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. The
club's purpose is to promote an appreciation of visual artistic expression on
the Northeast State Community College campus. Members seek to provide a forum
through which NeSCC students, in particular, can obtain professional skills
relevant to support academic endeavors in the visual arts. This organization
also provides students, faculty, staff, and the community with opportunities to
develop skills in a variety of visual art media. Dr. Christal Hensley (H122,
423.354.2595) and Donna Wilt (L303C,
423.354.5250) serve as advisors.
Computing Machinery (ACM) – The Association for Computing
Machinery student chapter engages members through talks by local practitioners,
visits from prominent speakers in the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program,
technical and career workshops, field trips to computing installations, and social
activities. Student chapters are the engines that drive professional networking
and learning on a local level. John McMeen (TEC219, 423.354.5213), Jon
Holbrook (TEC213, 423.354.2413), and David Blair (TEC225, 423-354-5269) serve as advisors.
The Aviation Club –The Aviation Club is open to all
Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. The club's purpose is to promote
professionalism, aeronautical education, and inspire students towards a career
or general interest in aviation. Members will network with aviation
professionals, corporate and community leaders, and aviation enthusiasts. Richard
Blevins (Gray campus, 423.354.5179) and Allen Bowman (Gray
107, 423.354.5294) serve as advisors.
Association (BSA) – The Black Student Association is an educational
and cultural non-profit and non-political organization based at Northeast
State. The organization is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and
staff. Its primary purpose is to serve the interests of minority students. The
BSA provides a professional, informational, and social network for students of
African descent to ensure their retention, academic excellence, and
participation in student life at Northeast State. Contact advisor Linda Calvert (P315A,
423.323.0222) for more information.
Fellowship (CCF) – The Campus Christian Fellowship provides
opportunities for students and employees to meet regularly to enjoy Christian
fellowship and fun. Meetings include a variety of activities for encouragement,
fellowship, Bible and topical studies, devotions, and prayer. Activities and
meetings may be held on various NeSCC campuses. The club may also sponsor
speakers or musical concerts for the campus, attend area concerts, and
participate in school-wide events. CCF is not exclusive to any denomination and
all are welcome to attend. Cathy Phillips (C2406, 423.279.3684) and April Allen (C2406,
423.354.5360) serve as the advisors.
Science Club – The Clinical Laboratory Science Club promotes
understanding of the field of laboratory medicine through scheduled meetings,
distribution of educational materials, participation in recruitment
opportunities at elementary/secondary schools and organizations, as well as through
community service projects. Funds are raised to attend state and national
meetings for the purpose of continuing education and networking with peers.
Anyone interested in club membership is invited to join. Rose
Marie Spangler (RCHP124, 423.354.5500) is the faculty advisor.
The Cor Group –
The Cor Group is a Christian organization for members of the NeSCC community.
The name is derived from a teaching of John Henry Cardinal Newman, "Cor ad
cor loquitur," meaning heart speaks to heart. This phrase embodies the
vital calling of Christians to speak with more than just words and to reach out
with love to the hearts of others. The Cor Group is involved with ETSU's
Catholic Center, and Fr. Michael Cummins leads most of the discussions and
activities. The Cor Group is not exclusive to any denomination, and members
come from a variety of backgrounds. All are welcome! Dr. Michael Pagel (H115,
423.354.2431) serves as advisor.
Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success (CLASS) – Northeast State’s
Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success strives to improve the
quality of student life by representing the student body, providing leadership
development opportunities, and promoting communication between students,
administration, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit the CLASS
Office located F202 in the Faculty Building. Contact Mark Beaty (423.354.5241)
for more information.
Echoes and Images – Echoes and Images is Northeast State’s
student literary and visual arts magazine. Published in the spring, the
magazine features poems, short stories, essays, and visual art by currently
enrolled students. Entry deadline for submissions is at the end of the fall
semester. Exact dates are posted during the fall semester. Cash prizes are
awarded to the first- and second-place winners in each category. Echoes and Images has been
consistently recognized for excellence by the Southern Division of the Community
College Humanities Association. Tempi Hale (H102,
423.354.2594), Dr. Christal
Hensley (H122, 423.354.2595), Dr. Sandra Hiortdahl (E120,
423.354.5176), Josh Archer (H121,
423.354.2557), and Donna Wilt (L303C,
423.354.5250) are the faculty editors.
Club – The Northeast State at Elizabethton Service Club strives to
generate and foster awareness and public interest within the community for
Northeast State at Elizabethton. The club provides opportunities for students,
staff, and faculty to develop leadership skills and to promote civic
responsibility by working together through club activities. For more
information, contact advisor Amy Drinnon (E108, 423.547.8450).
GREENS – The GRassroots Environmental Efforts
at Northeast State is a club for students, staff,
and faculty who are interested in helping preserve our fragile environment. The
club’s main focus is to foster environmental leadership and stewardship at
Northeast State and beyond. GREENS accomplishes this through education and
action. Everyone has a part to play, and GREENS intends to educate others on
how they can participate in this worthwhile effort. Michele Glass (B104F,
423.354.2496) and Jim
Henrichs (J1015, 423.354.2481) serve as advisors.
Christian Fellowship – Intervarsity
Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational campus ministry. Members aim to
build community on campus through God's love and to reach out to every corner
of campus. Small group meetings are scheduled throughout the week. Please come
join us! Larry Hatfield (P312A, 423.354.5224) and Margaret
Lester (P216C, 423.323.0202) serve as advisors.
Intramurals, athletic activities, sports tournaments, and wellness events are
offered by Student Life to help students safely acquire behaviors conducive to
healthy lifestyles that enrich the quality of life. Contact Mark Beaty (423.354.5241) for
Los Americanos –
Los Americanos strives to teach awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture
and traditions, as well as of the Spanish language. The club seeks to introduce
members to a variety of concerns, issues, and current events that impact the
Latin community. Students are not required to speak Spanish to become members
of the organization. Norma Sanchez-Webb (H218, 423.354.5209) is
Movie Appreciation Club – The Movie
Appreciation Club will contribute to campus life, the college, and to the
individual development of students and community members. Colin Cox (H107,
423.354.5118), Jim Kelly
(H108, 423.279.7669) and Tabetha
Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) are the faculty advisors.
National Alumni Association – This association is open to all former
students who have taken credit courses at Northeast State or the College by its
former name, Tri-Cities State Technical Institute. The purpose of the
association is to further interest in Northeast State and to foster
communication between the College and its Alumni. The association holds several
events each year that encourage alumni to renew their ties with the institution
and to cultivate friendships and professional relationships. Contact Megan
Almaroad (P305, 423.279.7630) for more information.
Scholars Foundation – The purpose of the Northeast State Scholars Foundation is
to support the activities of the Northeast State Community College Foundation
through student-driven initiatives that promote private giving and service
learning. As a student foundation, the organization cultivates philanthropy
among campus constituencies and seeks to incorporate philanthropic campaigns
within the College’s mission. Membership is comprised voluntarily of students
receiving Northeast State Scholarships, enrolling in the Northeast State Honors
Program, or earning memberships in the campus honor societies. Contact Rayma Gibbs (C2407,
Johnson (L205, 423.354.5235), or Erin Blevins (P301,
423.354.2507) for more information.
Student Navigators – This organization is a community relations
support group representing Northeast State. It is the Navigators’ duty to
promote and uphold the vision, mission, and guiding beliefs of the College to
the students, faculty, and staff as well as the five-county service area. The
Northeast State Student Navigators contribute valuable time and effort toward
enhancing the community relations and enrollment efforts of the College. The
service provided by the Navigators is not duplicated by any other sanctioned
student organization. Applications and/or additional information may be
obtained by contacting advisor Joshua Johnson (L205,
Phi Theta Kappa
International Honor Society – This organization is the international
honor society that recognizes and promotes commitment to academic excellence in
two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa supports the four
hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship that are designed
to give members opportunities for personal and academic growth as well as
service to others. The Northeast State chapter is Alpha Iota Chi, and it has
achieved five-star status, the highest level of participation in Phi Theta Kappa International activities. Dr. Jane Honeycutt (L303A,
423.354.2596) is the faculty advisor.
Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild –
The Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild is open to all students, faculty, and staff who enjoy
science fiction and fantasy literature, film, games, and culture. The
Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild has book and film discussions, themed fundraisers, and
special interest outings. Audrey
Peters (H123, 423.354.2417) and Tabetha Garman (H114,
423.354.5180) are the faculty advisors.
SkillsUSA® is a national membership association serving students who are
preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations
(including health occupations) and for further education. SkillsUSA is a
partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure
America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is open to new and currently
enrolled students who meet program eligibility requirements. Ray Acker (T223, 423.354.2426) and Nichole Manz-Young (TEC225,
423.354.5253) serves as the Northeast State chapter advisor.
The Student Nurses Association – The Student Nurse's Association is a student-led organization that is dedicated to encouraging and connecting students that are majoring in nursing prior to entrance into the nursing program and the entirety of the journey while in the nursing program. The organization promotes awareness to nursing as a skilled and caring profession to the general public with community outreach and positive image. Erin Sommer (RCHP222, 423-354-2446) and Liza Waldroupe (RCHP241B, 423-354-5502) serve as faculty advisors.
The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) –
The Student Social Work Organization is a student-led organization that is
devoted to create a positive educational and social atmosphere for students who
are majoring in any social science-related field and/or are(is) interested in
serving their community, becoming connected to likeminded students, and
learning more about social issues that impact our community. Teressa Dobbs (H203,
423.354.5299) and Tricia Crawford (H206, 423.354.5117)
serve as the faculty advisors.
Education Association (STEA) – The Student Tennessee Education
Association helps prepare the education major to assume the role
of a teacher and make a smooth transition from the campus to the classroom.
This pre-professional organization gives students a voice in education by
working in conjunction with local, state, and national associations. STEA
provides personal growth through community service projects and professional
growth through leadership and teamwork opportunities. STEA helps prepare
teachers for the challenges of the 21st century classroom. Contact faculty
advisors Mitzi Neeley (H204,
423.354.2550), Ross Roberts (H211, 423.354.2565), Tricia Crawford (H206,
423.354.5117), or Ellen Church (H212, 423-354-2556) for more information.
Student Traffic Court –
The Student Traffic Court hears cases of
students contesting traffic citations that result from violations of the Northeast
State Traffic and Parking Regulations. A Chief Justice, an Associate Chief
Justice, and a maximum of four Justices are selected from the student body
through an application and interview process. Students who wish to contest a
ticket must submit appeals online.
Contact Mark Beaty (423.354.5241) for more information.
Student Veterans of
America – The purpose of Student Veterans of
America is to provide support and assistance to transitioning
veterans; provide a network for mutual support and assistance among veterans,
reservists, and those on active duty; encourage those who are seriously
considering military service (ROTC/DEP); assist in the social, intellectual,
and personal development of fellow veterans; and to contribute to the
atmosphere and development of Northeast State. John Adcox (N111, 423.354.2528), Jessica Kelso (N110,
423.354.2527), Eric Stanton (H221, 423.354.5351), and Tricia
Crawford (H206, 423.354.5117) serve as advisors.
Tennessee Society of
Professional Engineers (TSPE) – Northeast State’s Student Chapter, a “Delta”
chapter affiliated with the Upper East Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee
Society of Professional Engineers (www.tnspe.org)
and a member of the State Society of the National Society of Professional
was recognized and certified eligible for participation in the Program for NSPE
Student Chapters in May 1999. All students interested in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are eligible to join. Janice Lewenczuk (F229,
423.354.2549) and Derrick Thacker (F236, 423.354.2547)
serve as advisors.
A Toast to Education –
A Toast to Education is a mutually supportive and positive learning environment
in which each individual member has the opportunity to develop oral
communication and leadership skills that foster self-confidence and personal
growth. The purposes of the organization include helping its members improve
their abilities to communicate effectively, encouraging members to read and
listen analytically, and affording leadership training for its members. A Toast
to Education is affiliated with Toastmasters
International and the District of Toastmasters International
organizations. Dr. Ruth
Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657) Dr. Rick Merritt (H215,
423.279.3691) and Ellen Church (H212,
423-354-2556) serve as the advisors.
Please refer to the Guidelines for Student Organizations to review related
policies and procedures governing student organizations and clubs at Northeast
Guidelines and policies for sanctioning student organizations and clubs can be found by clicking
here. Many of the commonly used forms needed by advisors of sanctioned student organizations and clubs to gain institutional approvals can be found on the \\polaris\STUDENTORGFORMS drive on the campus network. A list of Sanctioned Organizations, Clubs, and Programs can
also be found in the
Guide to Campus Resources.
Visit the Office of Leadership Programs in Room A212 of the Student Services Building for more information on student organizations and clubs at Northeast State.